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02-17-2013, 04:06 PM
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Look at the 2 games on TV today. BUF PIT CHI LA. Look at the top 6 of all those teams save for BUF although they do have the league's leading scorer (Vanek) and IMO would be a good team if they could play a lick of defense. LA won it all last year. Chicago is absolutely tearing it up and hasn't lost in regulation yet.. and we all know about PIT.

Watching both these games (not just highlights on GameCenter) today has opened my eyes even further as to how slow, offensively inept, and painful to watch this Rangers team is.

Malkin/Crosby/Kunitz/Neal/Dupuis > Nash/Richards/Gaborik/Stepan/Hagelin AINEC
Toews/Kane/Hossa/Sharp/Frolik > Nash/Richards/Gaborik/Stepan/Hagelin AINEC
Carter/Richards/Brown/Kopitar/Gagne> Nash/Richards/Gaborik/Stepan/Hagelin

That being said.. the defense and goaltending is there IMO. For the Rangers to even have a shot at a cup the following needs to happen:

1. They need to upgrade their top 6 if Richards, Stepan and co. don't either A) stop playing like dog **** or B) are just incapable of creating offense
2. They need to mesh and have 4 solid lines that are capable of being productive
3. They need to fix the mother ****ING power play

The best defense is a good offense

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